To help pathologists be successful in the changing quality and value-based environment by: ensuring pathologists have performance measures to demonstrate their quality and value to the federal government and other stakeholders; providing a registry/platform to collect and report on data to demonstrate quality and value of individual pathologists and the specialty; using data to identify and address opportunities for improving patient care; and identifying and advocating for pathologists’ interests in quality and value-based payment programs.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||
|Length of meetings||1-2 days|
|Typical meeting days||Thursday/Friday or Saturday/Sunday|
|Meeting locations||Washington, DC and/or other location|
|Number of conference calls||12 per year; 1 to 1.5 hours each|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Chair: 30+ hours per year; plus, participation on CGPA
Vice Chair and other members: 10-20 hours per year
|Additional travel or time commitments||None defined|
Activities of Committee
- Act as advisors to CAP regarding issues related to: Pathologists Quality Registry oversight, quality payment program/value-based program measure development, and advocacy.
- Monitor the needs of pathologists in changing value-based models.
- Collaborate with other CAP committees as appropriate in the development and review of measure concepts and registry uses; this may include but is not limited to the Economic Affairs Committee, Quality Practices Committee, Center Guidelines Committee, and other scientific committees.
- Review and make recommendations regarding future measures clinical data capture/stewardship strategy and future uses of the Registry.
- Interface with appropriate professional organizations (e.g., AMA, CMS, Registry Coalitions)
Expertise or Experience
- Interest in quality, value-based payment, and clinical data registries.
- Interest in demonstrating pathologists’ quality and value to the healthcare system using clinical measures and registry data.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to contribute to ensure pathologists have measures and data to demonstrate value.
- Opportunity to participate as an author in publications on the subject.
- Opportunity to engage with other specialties and/or regulatory agencies in advocating for pathologists.